Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus future: What we know so far

Cristiano Ronaldo Max Allegri

There are many different and contrasting reports about Cristiano Ronaldo’s future, seeing him at Juventus, Real Madrid, PSG or Manchester City, but they all have one thing in common.

The striker’s contract in Turin is due to expire in June 2022 and neither party seems to have any intention of signing an extension.

All that remains to be seen is whether CR7 will see out the deal at Juve or complete a transfer this summer.

The various stories from Italy, Spain, France and Portugal have completely different scenarios and some have already been rebuffed.

Tuttosport maintain today that Ronaldo is more likely than ever to remain at Juventus for the rest of his contract.

On the same morning, the Corriere dello Sport splashed across its front page that the Portugal international had ‘offered himself’ to Manchester City via agent Jorge Mendes.

This would make some sense, as City are desperately seeking a centre-forward and ready to spend €150m on Tottenham Hotspur’s injury-prone Harry Kane.

It is widely believed that Juve would let Ronaldo go for €30m, therefore ensuring they won’t make a loss on his transfer, and be content to push his €30m per season salary off the books.

Meanwhile, there were suggestions in France and indeed from Angel Di Maria that PSG could try to go for Ronaldo in order to form the super partnership with Lionel Messi, but only if Kylian Mbappé forced through his transfer to Real Madrid.

Spanish television show El Chiringuito claimed that it was in fact Ronaldo who would go back to Real Madrid for a reunion with his former coach Carlo Ancelotti.

However, this afternoon Ancelotti confirmed via social media that he has “never asked or planned to sign him this summer.”

Following that comment, Spanish newspaper Diario AS claimed Jorge Mendes had been offering Ronaldo to the Merengues for some time, but they are uninterested in a second chapter.

All of these stories would seem to have one common thread, namely that Ronaldo’s future depends largely not on his own agency, but how the other dominos fall on the transfer market.

If Manchester City can’t get Kane, if Real Madrid can’t get Mbappé or if PSG do lose the France international, the knock-on effect could then involve CR7.

3 Comments on “Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus future: What we know so far”

  1. He’s selfish and only cares about scoring goals and breaking personal records. I’ll be glad to see him go anywhere!

  2. a million+ a goal for a player that affects morale and doesn`t want to be there is not a good fit.
    a move would be nice for Juventus….the rest of our team would be allowed to attack!

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